[aprssig] APRS for IPad

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Thu Jun 13 01:13:29 CDT 2013


On 6/12/2013 10:49 PM, Phil Lapsley wrote:
> On Jun 13, 2013, at 7:51 AM , Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>
>> 2)   Further, only one iOS APRS app (PocketPacket) has any provision at all
>> to be used with a radio/TNC.    This one uses the mic-in/headphones-out jack
>> with a software TNC apparently similar to AGWpe or the UZ7HO sound modem.
>> Unfortunately, the user feedback on this software TNC has not been very positive.
>
> I played around with PocketPacket quite a bit in February 2011.  The big
> stumbling block is that the iPhone wants mic-level input and most radio audio
> outputs are line level, so you need to build an attenuating cable.  Once I did
> this, I found it to work really well.  (It can be made to work just using a
> direct \connection between radio and iPhone but I found with my Kenwood TH-F6A
> that the volume control was then incredibly finicky and had to be set just
> right to get it to decode anything.)  The author, SW1OAN, was very responsive
> in fixing bugs I reported to him.
>
> 73, Phil N6TCT
>
>


What happens on an iPAD?   Do you get an undersized iPHONE-sized image or does 
it scale properly to the larger iPAD screen?




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